Everything you've always wanted to know about Nuestros Derechos but never dared to ask
Nuestros Derechos, photo by Paul Kipping

 

About Nuestros Derechos

Utrecht, the Netherlands based thrashers Nuestros Derechos (meaning "Our Rights" in Spanish) were firmly rooted with one foot in a tradition of (thrash) metal and the other in the hardcore/punk scene. In a basic rock 'n roll lineup of guitar, drums and bass these two guys plus grrrl delivered engaged and energetic metal for over a decade. They're currently on indefinite hiatus.

 

The latest release: 'Adrift' (2011)

The world is unwell and thrash metallers Nuestros Derechos are providing the fitting soundtrack with their full-length debut 'Adrift'. Don’t get fooled by the catchy riffs and strong melodies, because the 12 well-crafted songs on this release all embody a bleak view on mankind.

 

The band teamed up again with their regular crew: studio engineer and producer Menno Bakker and mastering engineer Alan Douches of West West Side Music, who both collaborated on the band’s previous releases.

 

Menno Bakker previously worked with Born From Pain, Sin Dios, NRA, Seein' Red, Bambix, Malkovich, Razor Crusade, The Apers, Makiladoras, and Human Alert among others. Alan Douches previously offered his services to a long list of artists including Converge, Deicide, Dillinger Escape Plan, From Autumn To Ashes, God Forbid, GWAR, Madball, Sepultura, Shadows Fall, and Sick Of It All.

 

The previous release: 'Struggling with the Dark' (2008)

2008 saw the release of the ep 'Struggling with the Dark'. Seven new songs, with struggle and darkness as thematic thread, were recorded at the Bunt Studios in Utrecht, The Netherlands under the guidance of Menno Bakker. Mastering duties were handled by Alan Douches.

 

Janet (ex-T.B.C.) made her Nuestros Derechos debut on this release. She replaced original bass player and co-lead vocalist Jan-Willem, who parted ways with the band in 2006.

 

'Split 'Em All' (2005)

The split cd entitled 'Split 'Em All', was the result of Nuestros Derechos teaming up with fellow thrashers De Waonzin (RIP). Both bands recorded four tracks each. This split release breathes the old-school feeling of the '80s all over, including the artwork and the album title, a reference to Metallica's classic 1983 album "Kill 'Em All". This release was strictly limited to 500 issues worldwide and is currently sold out.

 

'PAN Recording Session' demo (2003)

The band’s first studio recording, the 'PAN Recording Session' was released in 2003. Containing four songs, the demo was recorded in one single day by Mario Vrooman. Theo Vogelaars (known from bands like Tröckener Kecks and De Snevo's) made a brave endeavour to mix all noise. Finally the recordings were mastered in a mere two hours by Manolo Honkoop (known from bands like Judgement Day, d’Upyoghurted and Warchitect).

 

Nuestros Derechos live

Nuestros Derechos' energetic live performance have brought the band all over the country and abroad, including festivals like From Beyond Metal Fest, Plankgas Punk Festival, Utreg Punk Festival, Occultfest, Trashfest, Raise Your Fist, A Very Heavy X-Mosh festival and Utreg Metaol Fest. Fans of relentless thrash mixed with the intensity of hardcore and some punk ethics may recall the band's gigs and think back to these adrenaline infused mosh fests with a broad smile.

 

 

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